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2008
F. Keesing, R. S. Ostfeld, and V. T. Eviner, “Introduction”, in R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and V. Eviner (eds.). Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems, 2008, p. 1-5.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Introduction to Section III”, in R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and V. Eviner (eds.). Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems, 2008, p. 321-323.
J. L. Brunner and R. S. Ostfeld, “Multiple causes of variable tick burdens on small-mammal hosts”, Ecology, vol. 89, p. 2259-2272, 2008.
K. Schmidt and R. S. Ostfeld, “Numerical and behavioral effects within a pulse-driven system: Consequences for shared prey”, Ecology, vol. 89, p. 635-646, 2008.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “One acorn at a time: Understanding the spread of infectious diseases”. p. 19-21, 2008.
R. S. Ostfeld, “Parasites as weapons of mouse destruction”, J. Anim. Ecol., vol. 77, p. 201-204, 2008.
M. E. Killilea, A. Swei, R. S. Lane, C. J. Briggs, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Spatial dynamics of Lyme disease: A review”, EcoHealth, vol. 5, p. 167-95, 2008.
K. Schmidt, S. A. Rush, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Wood thrush nest success and post-fledging survival across a temporal pulse of small mammal abundance in an oak forest”, J. Anim. Ecol., vol. 77, p. 830-837, 2008.
R. S. Ostfeld and W. H. Schlesinger, The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, 2008. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1134. 2008.
2007
R. S. Ostfeld, “Habitat fragmentation and disease ecology: The case of Lyme disease”, in K. A. Vogt, J. M. Honea, D. J. Vogt, R. L. Edmonds, T. Patel-Weynand, R. Sigurdardottir, and M. G. Andreu (eds.). Forests and Society: Sustainability and Life Cycles of Forests in Human Landscapes, 2007, p. 183-187.
R. S. Ostfeld and F. Keesing, “Pulsed resources and community responses: An exploration of factors influencing outcomes”, in J. Bissonette and I. Storch (eds.). Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, 2007, p. 30-42.
S. T. Giery and R. S. Ostfeld, “The role of lizards in the ecology of Lyme disease in two endemic zones of the northeastern United States”, J. Parasitol., vol. 93, p. 511-517, 2007.
R. S. Ostfeld and J. N. Mills, “Social behavior, demography, and rodent-borne pathogens”, in J. O. Wolff and P. W. Sherman (eds.). Rodent Societies, 2007, p. 478-486.
E. M. Schauber, B. J. Goodwin, C. G. Jones, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Spatial selection and inheritance: Applying evolutionary concepts to population dynamics in heterogeneous space”, Ecology, vol. 88, p. 1112-1118, 2007.
L. A. Waller, B. J. Goodwin, M. L. Wilson, R. S. Ostfeld, S. Marshall, and E. B. Hayes, “Spatio-temporal patterns in county-level incidence and reporting of Lyme disease in the northeastern United States, 1990–2000”, Environ. Ecol. Stat., vol. 14, p. 83-100, 2007.
2006
V. C. Horobik, F. Keesing, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Abundance and Borrelia burgdorferi-infection prevalence of nymphal Ixodes scapularis ticks along forest–field edges”, EcoHealth, vol. 3, p. 262-268, 2006.
R. S. Ostfeld, C. D. Canham, K. Oggenfuss, R. J. Winchcombe, and F. Keesing, “Climate, deer, rodents, and acorns as determinants of variation in Lyme-disease risk”, PLoS Biology, vol. 4, p. e145, 2006.
R. S. Ostfeld, F. Keesing, and K. M. LoGiudice, “Community ecology meets epidemiology: The case of Lyme disease”, in S. Collinge and C. Ray (eds.). Disease Ecology: Community Structure and Pathogen Dynamics, 2006, p. 28-40.
R. S. Ostfeld, A. K. Price, V. L. Hornbostel, M. A. Benjamin, and F. Keesing, “Controlling ticks and tick-borne zoonoses with biological and chemical agents”, BioScience, vol. 56, p. 383-394, 2006.
F. Keesing, R. D. Holt, and R. S. Ostfeld, “Effects of species diversity on disease risk”, Ecol. Lett., vol. 9, p. 485-498, 2006.
A. P. Dobson, et al., “Sacred cows and sympathetic squirrels: The importance of biological diversity to human health”, PLoS Medicine, vol. 3, p. e231, 2006.
K. Schmidt, R. S. Ostfeld, and K. N. Smyth, “Spatial heterogeneity in predator activity, nest survivorship, and nest-site selection in two forest thrushes”, Oecologia, vol. 148, p. 22-29, 2006.

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